January 2, 1920|
San Francisco, California
|Died||June 8, 1976
San Francisco, California
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Lowell (San Francisco, California)|
|College||Santa Clara (1938–1941)|
|Position||Forward / Guard|
|1962–1963||San Francisco Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
A 6'3" guard from Santa Clara University, Feerick played for the Washington Capitols from 1946 to 1950, the NBA's first four seasons of existence (the league was known as the Basketball Association of America during the first three). Playing under coach Red Auerbach, he was named to the All-NBA first team in 1947 and 1948 after averaging 16.8 (second behind Joe Fulks's 23.1) and 16.1 points per game respectively. In 1949, the league's first season as the newly formed NBA, the Capitols named Feerick player-coach. In 221 games, he scored 2936 points for an average of 13.3 per game.
After his short pro career, Feerick returned to Santa Clara as head coach of its basketball team from 1950 to 1962. Feerick also was Wilt Chamberlain's personal coach with the San Francisco Warriors during the 1962–63 season. The franchise had just relocated from Philadelphia and hired Feerick, the native San Franciscan, to replace Frank McGuire, who resigned rather than make the move with the team. The Warriors finished 31–49 for their first year in San Francisco after losing to the Boston Celtics in each of the previous three Eastern Division finals. The following season, Alex Hannum replaced Feerick as coach. Feerick later served the Warriors as general manager and director of player personnel. He was a finalist for the NBA 25th Anniversary Team in 1971. He is one of only two members nominated to the team not in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Head coaching record
|Santa Clara Broncos (Independent) (1950–1952)|
|1951–52||Santa Clara||17-12||NCAA Fourth Place|
|Santa Clara Broncos (West Coast Conference) (1952–1962)|
|1952–53||Santa Clara||17-7||6-2||T-1st||NCAA Elite Eight|
|1953–54||Santa Clara||20-7||9-3||1st||NCAA Elite Eight|
|1959–60||Santa Clara||21-10||9-3||1st||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|Santa Clara:||186–120 (.608)||77–43 (.642)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win-loss %|
|Post season||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win-loss %|
|WSC||1949–50||68||32||36||.471||3rd in Eastern||2||0||2||.000||Lost in Eastern Div. Semifinals|
|SFW||1962–63||80||31||49||.388||4th in Western||-||-||-||-||Missed Playoffs|
- "Bob Feerick Past Stats, Playoff Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards". databasebasketball.com. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
- "Robert Joseph (Bob) Feerick Info Page". NBA.com. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
- "Santa Clara Magazine – A century of Bronco basketball". Santa Clara Magazine. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
- "Basketball-Reference.com". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
- "All-Time Teams". The Association for Professional Basketball Research. Retrieved 2009-10-19.